Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Crystal Palace are at the Selhurst Park to take on Southampton this weekend. The Saints travel to this ground with raising doubts about Mark Hughes’ ability to help revive the club’s fortunes this season. Southampton have picked up just a point from the opening three rounds. Palace are only slightly better after a return of three points from as many games. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Crystal Palace were unable to overcome Watford at the Vicarage Road as they fell to a 2-1 defeat. This was the second consecutive league defeat for Roy Hodgson’s men, who had their opportunities in the game. Palace went on to win 1-0 against Swansea City in the League Cup.
Southampton’s latest league outing saw them lose 2-1 against Leicester City at home. The point against Burnley in the opening game of the campaign is the only solace for Southampton, who beat Brighton 1-0 in the midweek League Cup game.
The recent match between Palace and Southampton took place at the St Mary’s stadium with Palace running out 2-1 winners. Southampton were able to claim a narrow 1-0 victory in their last trip to Selhurst Park. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Crystal Palace.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Crystal Palace win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton are at odds of 3.80, which is rather generous considering the poor start made by Mark Hughes’ men. The Saints may have picked up four wins in the last six trips to Selhurst Park, but they have to come up against a Palace team that has looked half-decent. Even during the weekend against Watford, Palace could have claimed a victory or at least a point on any other day. Our preview would stick with a win for Crystal Palace considering the home advantage.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Crystal Palace win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Crystal Palace vs Southampton draw odds: 3.50
Southampton win odds: 3.80
Correct Score odds
Palace continue to be shy on goals due to the struggles faced by Christian Benteke, who is yet to score this season. However, Wilfried Zaha is a huge attacking threat and he is already up to two goals for the campaign. Southampton’s biggest issue has been their inability to get goals with the team managing to score just twice this season. Our correct score prediction would go with the 2-0 win for Crystal Palace.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Crystal Palace 2-0 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game is likely to be a tight affair with both clubs struggling to create chances at will. Even though recent meetings between the two clubs have witnessed high-scoring matches, there have been 1-0 scores as well. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Wilfried Zaha is the key attacking asset for Crystal Palace and it is not surprising that he has already risen as the top scorer at the club this season. Christian Benteke continues to flounder chances in front of goal and our first goalscorer prediction would be to back Zaha.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Wilfried Zaha at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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